6 folks injured after a tree falls in Fairmount Park throughout a highschool reunion social gathering

A highschool reunion social gathering took a stunning flip when police say a big tree fell Sunday afternoon, crushing every little thing under it.

A highschool reunion social gathering took a stunning flip when police say a big tree fell Sunday afternoon, crushing every little thing under it.

Six folks have been reportedly injured when the tree fell on the 5300 block of Georges Hill Drive round 12:20 p.m.

6 injured after tree falls on class reunion social gathering in Fairmount Park, police say

A reunion social gathering took a stunning flip when police say an previous tree got here falling down Sunday afternoon.

Police say the injured ranged in age from 66-67 years previous.

“All we heard was crunch and smoke got here up and all our males who was out right here, each class ran right here. Wonderful,” Daryllynn Smott described the scene.

Tree falls on commencement class reunion social gathering.

“All we heard was a crackling. Subsequent factor you understand, timber falling, leaves and every little thing,” Allan Shamberger mentioned.

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When Shamberger noticed the tree fall, he and plenty of different heroes ran to rescue their fellow alumni from West Philadelphia Excessive Faculty. “We thought it was worse, as a result of they have been nonetheless organising. However, we ran actual fast, ‘You are taking care of them, you’re taking care of that.’ So I used to be on the hearth brigade and three or 4 guys have been on to assist the rescue, to see what they may do to assist the fellows, the folks trapped underneath the tent.”

“We simply hope that our alumni brothers and sisters have a secure and full restoration,” Michael Brown mentioned.

Three of the injured have been handled and launched from the hospital. Three others are nonetheless being handled. One man has severe accidents to his again, lungs and legs.

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